“Management Practice is an excellent combination of everything we’ve learned so far. This semester we received some data and were asked to use the knowledge we’ve acquired thus far in the program. Our team relied on some of the marketing frameworks we learned to develop what we considered the best approach to solving the problem.” —Kelly McCormick, 15EvMBA
As an admissions team, we spend a great deal of time focusing on the unique aspects of the Goizueta curriculum and how they can benefit you as an applicant. In addition to sharing application tips, we want to provide an up close view of real life projects and experiential learning that students get the opportunity to participate in as they move through their respective programs.
Our Evening MBA Students just finished their second semester of Management Practice, completing their capstone team project for Turner Broadcasting’s Adult Swim. To read more about their experience, click here.
In step with being rated as a Top 20 Most Social Media Friendly MBA School for 2013 (OnlineMBAPage.com), we felt it was relevant to provide a breakdown of our various online platforms and the way that you can connect and interact with the Goizueta community:
Official Emory Goizueta Social Media Pages:
Facebook: Join thousands of fans: current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and prospective students alike to learn about events, happenings and updates on campus and at Goizueta.
Twitter: As our official Twitter account, here you will hear cross program updates and accomplishments from our BBAs, MBAs, PhDs, Faculty and Alumni.
LinkedIn: Our LinkedIn company page offers not only updates about the school, but has a breakdown of the various programs and opportunities Goizueta has to offer.
YouTube: Check out event recaps, webchat recordings, and our storyteller series to learn more about the culture of Goizueta.
Pinterest: A visual look into what brings Goizueta together as an intimate learning community. Check out our Pinterest page to see photos from international student travel, admissions tips, advice from the Career Management Center, and highlights from happenings around Goizueta and in Atlanta.
MBA Admissions Specific Social Media:
Twitter: @GBSadmissions - In addition to the official Goizueta handle and program specific handles, we like to share updates, events, and tips directly from the Admissions office.
Instagram: Follow our Admissions Instagram @GBSadmissions to see photos from various recruiting travel and events around the world.
Blogs: Admissions is no one trick pony. In addition to the updates found here, we also have our Goizueta Travel Diaries and Life at Goizueta. These blogs serve to give you an inside look at how our students are taking advantage of their time at Goizueta.
This is just a snapshot of how our community extends online. Connect with us today!
This is a unique time of year for the Admissions office. With One Year orientation just a week away, and as our Two Year students prepare for their last weeks of working before fall semester commences, here in the Admissions office we begin a time of reflection and planning. Tomorrow, we close up shop for the day and participate in our annual office-wide event known as the Advance. We wanted to use this post to give you a glimpse into what tomorrow will look like for our office. Below, Julie Barefoot, Associate Dean of MBA Admissions paints a better picture:
Where did the name “Advance” come from (history etc.)?
Formally known as the Office Retreat, after a challenging year, I decided that we needed a fresh break, and we came up with this new name. The term “Advance” was chosen because it was all about our “moving forward”: planning ahead for the next year, advancing our mission to recruit the best students for Goizueta, etc.
Why is the advance important to Goizueta Business School?
It’s really important to take a day to step back and focus on planning for next year’s activities. It’s hard to do that when you’re focused on deliverables from a day to day basis. The idea of the Advance is to set aside the time for all of the office to focus, to consider what worked last year and what can and should do differently this coming year.
What is your favorite part about the advance?
I like the icebreakers; I like spending time over lunch chatting with colleagues about what they’re doing in their free time… and I love it when we brainstorm and come up with creative, new recruiting ideas. This year specifically we are working through a special activity with the Birkman facilitated by Professor Brandon Smith. I’m very excited this year about learning about our team dynamics through review/considering our Birkmans as a whole.
As an Applicant, the Advance is important to you in several ways. During this time we make decisions on the elements that will go into your future application process. We want to make the experience as streamlined and effective as possible, while ensuring that we are encouraging the best talent and community for Goizueta. During the Advance we touch many subjects, ranging from the calendar to our latest initiatives. We’re very excited to step away from the office tomorrow and focus on the future. Keep a look out this summer for our sneak peak posts where we’ll start to share some of the exciting decisions that come out of tomorrow’s Advance!
As the Full-Time team wraps up their recruiting year, the Evening and Executive staff are just getting their feet wet! Per usual we have many opportunities to meet with the admissions team and to ask questions, including our program specific open houses and class visits. We are excited to share these with you and hope that you will join us.
May 3 | Modular EMBA Class Visits
May 16 | Executive MBA Open House
May 21 | Evening MBA Information Breakfast
To kick of the month, our interactive webchat on Funding and Planning for your Evening MBA will focus on the flexibility of our part-time structure, as well provide insight into financing the program.
For our interested Executives, this month our EMBA team will be travelling to Florida. We encourage you to set up a personal consultation while we’We’re excited for Spring and wish you a happy May.
We are happy to announce the launch of our newest blog, Life at Goizueta. We understand the curiosity that comes with considering the lifestyle of a part-time MBA program, and we feel that it is important to give you a sincere look into into the lives of our current students. Life at Goizueta allows you to take a stroll in the shoes of a Goizueta student, discover how school and life are balanced, and gain insight into the Goizueta experience.
To read the full Week in the Life Series: Alex Hale, click here.
6:30 am: I have class tonight, so I need to get a morning workout in. LA Fitness midtown is my first destination of the week. Balancing school and work can be a real time crunch, so I dedicate myself to staying fit even if it means some early morning workouts.
8 am: It’s time for a busy week of work at Georgia-Pacific.
“I quickly realized that there was a huge deficit left behind on the business side. I had leadership skills but absolutely no idea how to start a practice. Business has its own terminology. I needed to ramp up and speed up the process to get where my collogues were.”
Last week Goizueta Admissions hosted an interactive webchat for our healthcare professionals where we were able to chat with faculty and EMBA alumni working within today’s healthcare field. Knowing that there has been a lot of debate on the value of Healthcare Executive MBA versus a general MBA with a concentration in Healthcare, we wanted to highlight a few insights into what the Goizueta community had to say on the subject:
How should Healthcare professionals expect to learn about the MBA experience in business?
At Goizueta we believe that having the ability to compare and contrast while surrounded with colleagues from other businesses, provides a much more diverse and rich learning environment. Within that environment we can share the experiences from inside healthcare, from a provider side, a peer side, and those from outside healthcare. It is really through the use of fundamental tools [that] we can infuse the healthcare dimension into formal business education.
How do you bring healthcare into topics such as finance or strategy?
Healthcare professionals have the opportunity to take the lead in the MBA classroom. Within case discussions, students are able to bring in examples of teamwork, or finance is terms of restructuring financial services. It’s a mixture across all disciplines, with experts across all fields; it’s the engagement across colleagues that brings value to an MBA.
What is the difference in the learning style in getting your MBA versus an MD?
The team environment and dynamic: Medical school is a discipline that tends to favor the individualistic, but med school doesn’t foster the team mentality that is needed in a hospital or healthcare industry. Success is dependent . Medicine is taught in stages, but business allows you to take diverse experience to pull all elements together in a very practical way. Memorization is less focused on, but rather exercise and cases are the norm, creating a tailored learning environment.
What is the intrinsic value of an MBA?
Change leaders in any industry need to understand how business affects their industry. We need to understand the decisions that the business people and the administrators are making to enhance an approach.
What are the leadership skills and the approach that are weaved into an MBA program?
Both courses and consultations that focus on developing the core skillets of the type of leader you want to be in a particular setting. Utilizing tools like Birkman Assessments to weave into your leadership coursework. You can look at leadership and say that I am going to master that. The collaborative nature of an MBA gives room to explore various leadership styles and methods. Leaders have to be thoughtful and methodical. When you’re leading an organization, the microcosms you see in group work gives you the opportunity to lead and be accountable in maintain integrity and trust. You can learn what makes sense from a book.
We encourage you to listen to the entirety of the webchat for more information. The full-length video of the webchat can be found on our YouTube page. For more information on our EMBA program or our Healthcare consultation, please feel free to email us.